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Winner Carson Macedo (Tim Aylwin Photo)



Carson Macedo Sails To Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge Victory With Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (August 7, 2018) Carson Macedo is having a dream week in Iowa.
Just off his first career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com in prelim action at the Knoxville 360 Nationals for Jason Johnson Racing, the California shoe strapped into the Tony Stewart Racing No. 14 on Tuesday night and won the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

Wheeling the Textron Off-Road/Sage Fruit entry from outside of the second row, Macedo was quick to find the front of the field, with a pass on fellow California driver, Willie Croft, coming on Lap 3.

From there, Macedo set sail on the cushion for his fourth podium finish and second win during the 2018 Southern Iowa Sprint Week. Continuing to gain speed, John Carney from El Paso, Texas worked from sixth to second for Snow Racing with Croft ending his night third.

Working the low line of the Southern Iowa Speedway, Oklahoma's Blake Hahn steadily made his way from 13th to fourth. Picking up five positions, Washington's Trey Starks made up the top-five.

Racing from eighth to third early on, Wayne Johnson ended up slipping back to sixth with Johnny Herrera grabbing seventh. Seth Bergman in eighth was trailed by Paul Nienhiser with the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night going to Shane Golobic who moved from 20th to tenth.

With the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store firing off on Wednesday night, the next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by www.Sawblade.com will be Saturday, August 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa and Sunday, August 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Southern Iowa Speedway- Oskaloosa, Iowa
Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Car Count: 34

Heat Races: (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [4]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks, [6]; 5. 71X-Giovanni Scelzi, [8]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 8. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [7]; 9. 17X-Josh Baughman, [9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 7-John Carney II, [3]; 3. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [2]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [7]; 7. 7X-Carson McCarl, [6]; 8. 22M-Shawn Murray, [9]; 9. 32-Elliot Amdahl, [4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft, [1]; 2. 53-Jack Dover, [2]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 4. 4-Jon Agan, [6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 6. 1-Travis Rilat, [3]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, [5]; 8. 16-Dustin Clark, [8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 14-Carson Macedo, [3]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 4. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [4]; 5. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [5]; 6. 2-Bill Balog, [7]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [6]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [8]

BMRS B-Feature: (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 2-Bill Balog, [6]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 4. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [3]; 5. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [4]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman, [16]; 8. 7X-Carson McCarl, [9]; 9. 95-Matt Covington, [12]; 10. 5J-Jamie Ball, [13]; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, [18]; 12. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 13. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [15]; 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [10]; 15. 22M-Shawn Murray, [11]; 16. 16-Dustin Clark, [14]; 17. 32-Elliot Amdahl, [17]; 18. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 14-Carson Macedo, [4]; 2. 7-John Carney II, [6]; 3. 29-Willie Croft, [1]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [13]; 5. 44S-Trey Starks, [10]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [9]; 10. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [20]; 11. 2-Bill Balog, [18]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [17]; 13. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [16]; 14. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [2]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee, [22]; 16. 17W-Harli White, [14]; 17. 1-Travis Rilat, [25]; 18. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [21]; 19. 4-Jon Agan, [11]; 20. 44-Chris Martin, [19]; 21. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [15]; 22. 53-Jack Dover, [3]; 23. 28-Scott Bogucki, [24]; 24. 71X-Giovanni Scelzi, [12]; 25. 95-Matt Covington, [23]
Lap Leaders: Willie Croft 1-2; Carson Macedo 3-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Shane Golobic +10
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Jonathan Cornell
Provisionals: Matt Covington; Scott Bogucki; Travis Rilat (Promoter)

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,426; 2. Seth Bergman 3,346; 3. Blake Hahn 3,323; 4. Wayne Johnson 3,218; 5. Matt Covington 3,115; 6. Johnny Herrera 3,086; 7. Skylar Gee 3,019; 8. Scott Bogucki 2,916; 9. Travis Rilat 2,704; 10. Chris Martin 2,682; 11. Harli White 2.674; 12. Jamie Ball 2,662; 13. Alex Hill 2,385; 14. Roger Crockett 1,916; 15. Sammy Swindell 1,510;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway; 6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway; 8/29 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Seth Bergman - 4 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway; 6/14 - Creek County Speedway; 6/16 - Salina Speedway); Matt Covington - 3 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway; 7/6 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/16 - Brown County Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway; 6/13 - Lawton Speedway); Carson Macedo - 2 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway; 8-7 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Jason Solwold - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Skylar Gee - 1 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway); Chris Martin - 1 (7/11 - Gillette Thunder Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 1 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (8/4 - Knoxville Raceway);

Winner Terry McCarl (Tim Aylwin Photo)



Terry McCarl Wins His Fifth Knoxville 360 Nationals

Bill Wright - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2018) - Terry McCarl re-passed Carson Macedo with two to go to win his fifth career Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. The win was worth $15,000 to the Altoona, Iowa native aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 "Franken-A.R.T." a combination of two 2013 A.R.T. chassis.

Joey Saldana took off from the pole to lead early over McCarl, Brian Brown, Greg Hodnett and Gio Scelzi. Carson Macedo, who got a bit of a slow start, entered the top five when he passed Scelzi on lap four. McCarl reeled in Saldana and passed him high in turn two to take the lead on lap five. With eight laps in the books, Brooke Tatnell contacted Jamie Ball, with the latter flipping hard in turn two. He was uninjured.

McCarl shot back in front when the green fell, ahead of Saldana, Brown, Hodnett, and Macedo. Macedo slid past Hodnett for fourth. Wayne Johnson, who was running tenth, slowed with a magneto issue, bringing caution on lap 11. That negated a Brown pass of Saldana for second. Macedo used the restart to get by Brown and take over third.

A red flag stopped things again when Scott Bogucki and Cole Duncan, who tipper over, tangled. Both were o.k. When the green flew again, Macedo slid by Saldana for the second spot and began reeling in the leader. Brown would get by Saldana for third with ten to go.

On lap 17, Macedo shot by McCarl to take the lead. Brown would follow him a lap later. The third place, McCarl, began searching the racetrack and found something on the low side. He reeled Brown back in and passed him for second with three to go. A lap later, he would shoot by the cushion riding Macedo to take the lead.

McCarl would prevail for the eighth time in his 360 career here over Macedo, Brown, Saldana and Thomas Kennedy. Hodnett, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top ten. Sawyer Phillips was the D main winner, Jonathan Cornell took the C main, and Shane Golobic claimed the B. Crashes in both the C and B mains saw Tyler Blank and McKenna Haase take rides, but both were uninjured.

Macedo won a pair of awards. The highest finishing Rookie of the race also had his Jason Johnson Racing #41 voted as the "Best Appearing" car. Tatnell won a steering wheel from MPI for his hard-charger efforts (22nd to 11th).

"I used my tires up pretty hard there early racing with Joey," said McCarl in Victory Lane. "I was a little conservative and got loose there. Sometimes it's better to be leading and sometimes it isn't. When I dropped back to third, I had nothing to lose. It doesn't matter if you are third, fourth or fifth, you come to win. I was able to move around. The guys out front were kind of sitting ducks and couldn't move around like that. I found the bottom, and I was thinking, 'Please don't move down.' I have to thank Don Long and Jaymie Moyle. I'm so happy to win for them."

"My racecar was really fast," said Macedo. "I had a blast driving this car this weekend. I can't say enough about this whole family and this team. It's really cool. I initially got a little bit of a bad start, but I was able to get to the top and pick some guys off. Late in the race, I could really slide across, catch the cushion and drive off. When I got by Terry, I tried to get up there and stay as straight as I could. He found the bottom and was able to get by me."

"If they didn't like that race, I don't know what else we can do to put on a good show," said Brown. "I really thought once I got by Terry, I found the rubber a couple lanes down in three and four. Carson hadn't found it yet, and the next thing you know here comes Terry. He's a veteran here and he knows where to look. I was afraid to go to the bottom and lose my opportunity with Carson. My hat's off to my team."

Coming up next for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by www.Sawblade.com is the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, August 7. Ticket and event info can be found online at www.oskychallenges.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa
28th 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Night 3
Event Count: 91

A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl, [3]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo, [7]; 3. 21-Brian Brown, [4]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, [1]; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [8]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, [5]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [2]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, [18]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, [19]; 10. 3K-Tim Kaeding, [6]; 11. 14T-Brooke Tatnell, [22]; 12. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [11]; 13. 9-Ryan Giles, [23]; 14. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [21]; 15. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [13]; 16. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [24]; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel, [10]; 18. 7-Carson McCarl, [16]; 19. 53-Joe Beaver, [14]; 20. 44S-Trey Starks, [20]; 21. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson, [12]; 22. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [15]; 23. (DNF) 12N-Cole Duncan, [17]; 24. (DNF) 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]
Lap Leaders: Joe Saldana 1-4; Carson Macedo: 17-22; Terry McCarl 5-16; 23-25;
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Brooke Tatnell +11

B-Feature (Top 4 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [1]; 2. 14T-Brooke Tatnell, [3]; 3. 9-Ryan Giles, [2]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 5. 53D-Jack Dover, [8]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, [7]; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [11]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 9. 2-Bill Balog, [10]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, [13]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [19]; 12. 70-Calvin Landis, [22]; 13. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 14. 94-Jeff Swindell, [17]; 15. 95-Matt Covington, [23]; 16. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [20]; 17. 4-Jon Agan, [24]; 18. 18-Ryan Roberts, [18]; 19. 20-A.J. Moeller, [12]; 20. (DNF) 5H-Sammy Walsh, [15]; 21. (DNF) 44-Chris Martin, [21]; 22. (DNF) 55-Mckenna Hasse, [16]; 23. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz, [14]; (DQ) 7C-John Carney II, [6] John Carney light at the scales

C-Feature (Top 5 advance to the B-Feature)
C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 2. 44-Chris Martin, [2]; 3. 70-Calvin Landis, [11]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 5. 4-Jon Agan, [9]; 6. 2M-Matt Moro, [6]; 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [17]; 8. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [5]; 9. 23D-Devon Dobie, [8]; 10. 52-Blake Hahn, [23]; 11. 25-Dylan Peterson, [13]; 12. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [15]; 13. 1-Travis Rilat, [19]; 14. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [21]; 15. 63-Geoff Ensign, [22]; 16. 40-Clint Garner, [14]; 17. 35L-Cody Ledger, [20]; 18. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [10]; 19. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 20. 76-Brad Comegys, [12]; 21. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [16]; 22. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald, [3]; 23. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank, [18]; 24. (DNF) 8L-Tom Lenz, [7]

D-Feature (Top 8 advance to the C-Feature)
D Feature (10 Laps): 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [1]; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, [3]; 3. 1-Travis Rilat, [12]; 4. 35L-Cody Ledger, [2]; 5. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [11]; 6. 63-Geoff Ensign, [4]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn, [15]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [6]; 9. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [7]; 10. 29-Willie Croft, [10]; 11. 98-Chris Masters, [5]; 12. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [14]; 13. 22M-Shawn Murray, [9]; 14. 49-Scott Kreutter, [20]; 15. 77X-Alex Hill, [17]; 16. 57-Billy Butler, [8]; 17. 07-Michael Bookout, [18]; 18. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [13]; 19. 1A-John Anderson, [19]; 20. 57B-Bobby Butler, [16]

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,320; 2. Seth Bergman 3,230; 3. Blake Hahn 3,193; 4. Wayne Johnson 3,096; 5. Matt Covington 3,021; 6. Johnny Herrera 2,996; 7. Skylar Gee 2,919; 8. Scott Bogucki 2,851; 9. Travis Rilat 2,639; 10. Jamie Ball 2,597; 11. Chris Martin 2,590; 12. Harli White 2,576; 13. Alex Hill 2,320; 14. Roger Crockett 1,916; 15. Sammy Swindell 1,510;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway; 6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway; 8/29 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Seth Bergman - 4 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway; 6/14 - Creek County Speedway; 6/16 - Salina Speedway); Matt Covington - 3 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway; 7/6 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/16 - Brown County Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway; 6/13 - Lawton Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Jason Solwold - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Skylar Gee - 1 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway); Chris Martin - 1 (7/11 - Gillette Thunder Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 1 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway); Carson Macedo - 1 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (8/4 - Knoxville Raceway);

Winner Carson Macedo (Tim Aylwin Photo)



Carson Macedo Takes Jason Johnson's No. 41 Back To Victory Lane At Knoxville Raceway

Bryan Hulbert - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2018) There was not a fan left sitting on the closing lap of Friday's A-Feature at Knoxville Raceway as the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 raced to victory on Night 2 of the 28th annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank with California's Carson Macedo behind the wheel.

Macedo's first career win at the famed half-mile oval, the win is also Carson's first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.

"There at the end, I was just counting down the laps but I'm just so happy for this team. For Bobbi and Jaxx. For Philip and all these guys," said Carson as he was joined by Jaxx Johnson on the top podium step.

"My car was awesome, just anywhere I went even if I slide across the middle, I could still make speed so we just have to build on it and hopefully stay this speed for tomorrow night."

Battling three wide on the opening lap, Cole Duncan won out over Carson Macedo and Wayne Johnson. Caution on Lap 3 for AJ Moeller, just as Macedo got the run for the lead, the restart saw Macedo slip back as seventh starting Joey Saldana grabbed the lead after restarting third.

Moving away from the field, Saldana enjoyed several car lengths as Macedo worked back to the runner-up spot on Lap 6.

Rolling up on slower traffic with the race nine laps complete, Saldana was met with a wall of slower cars. All but stopped entering the first and second turn the following lap, the Rudeen Racing No. 26 had to slide high, leaving the low line open as Carson Macedo took over the top spot.

Hitting the cushion after the pass, the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 rolled away as Joey Saldana worked to hold onto second as slower traffic again brought the battle to his back bumper in the form of Terry McCarl. Nearly making contact in the final two laps trying to work the slide off the fourth turn, Saldana was able to keep pace over the Searsboro Telephone Co. No. 24.

With clean air and a deep cushion to run on, Carson Macedo raced to the win by 2.546 seconds.

"My car was so stable," stated Carson. "I could just run right over the cushion, turn off, and still be fast. I don't know how they do that, but they made my car really good, so I just had to do the job I was hired to do but I can't say enough for what an honor it is to drive this racecar. To be standing on the same stage Jason did; this wasn't the 410 Nationals, but man. Jason was a hell of a driver so to fill that seat is definitely an honor."

Joey Saldana held onto second, and with that, has earned the pole in Saturday's $15,000 to win A-Feature. Terry McCarl in third will start Saturday's championship event from the same position. Tim Kaeding grabbed fourth with Knoxville 360 Nationals Rookie, Giovanni Scelzi, completing the top five and earning the right of Saturday's front row.

Cole Duncan slipped back to finish sixth with Brooke Tatnell seventh after starting 11th. Harli White in eighth was trailed by Wayne Johnson with Johnny Herrera making the top-ten.

The 28th annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes on Saturday, August 4 with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (CDT). The 305cid Sprint Cars will join the card. For more information on Knoxville Raceway, and everything taking place during the Knoxville Nationals, log onto www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa
28th 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank
Friday, August 3, 2018 - Night 2
Car Count: 48
Event Count: 91

Heat Races (Top 4 in each Heat Race advance to the A-Feature)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Scottie McDonald, [1]; 2. 20-A.J. Moeller, [3]; 3. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [6]; 4. 5H-Sammy Walsh, [2]; 5. 7-Carson McCarl, [5]; 6. 2M-Matt Moro, [4]; 7. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]; 8. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [7]; 9. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [9]; 10. 1A-John Anderson, [10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo, [4]; 3. 14T-Brooke Tatnell, [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, [6]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, [2]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 8. 63-Geoff Ensign, [8]; 9. 07-Michael Bookout, [10]; 10. (DNF) 26S-Dalton Steed, [9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 53D-Jack Dover, [3]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [6]; 3. 8L-Tom Lenz, [2]; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [1]; 5. 44S-Trey Starks, [5]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [9]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 8. 56N-Davey Heskin, [7]; 9. 25-Dylan Peterson, [4]; 10. 49-Scott Kreutter, [10]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell, [1]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl, [6]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan, [4]; 5. 40-Clint Garner, [7]; 6. 2-Bill Balog, [5]; 7. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [8]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [9]; 9. (DNF) 13M-Josh Higday, [2]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 3. 3K-Tim Kaeding, [6]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 5. 17H-Jared Horstman, [7]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 7. 1B-Jac Haudenschild, [3]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [8]; 9. (DNF) 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, [2]

Hoosier Tire C-Feature (Top 4 advance to the B-Feature)
C Feature (10 Laps): 1. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, [3]; 2. 25-Dylan Peterson, [1]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 4. 07-Michael Bookout, [7]; 5. 49-Scott Kreutter, [8]; 6. 1A-John Anderson, [6]; 7. (DNF) 26S-Dalton Steed, [5]; 8. (DNF) 13M-Josh Higday, [2]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 4 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 44S-Trey Starks, [3]; 2. 7-Carson McCarl, [1]; 3. 2-Bill Balog, [4]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah, [7]; 6. 2M-Matt Moro, [5]; 7. 40-Clint Garner, [11]; 8. 56N-Davey Heskin, [10]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [9]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett, [15]; 11. 1B-Jac Haudenschild, [6]; 12. 63-Geoff Ensign, [14]; 13. 17H-Jared Horstman, [12]; 14. 25-Dylan Peterson, [22]; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [18]; 16. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [23]; 17. 07-Michael Bookout, [24]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn, [20]; 19. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [16]; 20. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [8]; 21. 77X-Alex Hill, [17]; 22. (DNF) 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, [21]; 23. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat, [13]; 24. (DNF) 17B-Ryan Bickett, [19]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo, [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, [7]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl, [5]; 4. 3K-Tim Kaeding, [4]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [6]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan, [1]; 7. 14T-Brooke Tatnell, [11]; 8. 17W-Harli White, [9]; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [13]; 11. 44S-Trey Starks, [21]; 12. 7-Carson McCarl, [22]; 13. 94-Jeff Swindell, [19]; 14. 53D-Jack Dover, [12]; 15. 5H-Sammy Walsh, [14]; 16. 23-Seth Bergman, [24]; 17. 2-Bill Balog, [23]; 18. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [8]; 19. 95-Matt Covington, [20]; 20. 20-A.J. Moeller, [10]; 21. 44-Chris Martin, [17]; 22. 88-Scottie McDonald, [16]; 23. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [18]; 24. (DNF) 8L-Tom Lenz, [15]
Lap Leader(s): Cole Duncan 1-3; Joey Saldana 4-10; Carson Macedo 11-20;
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Trey Starks +10
FSR High Point Driver: N/A
Provisional(s): N/A

Saturday's 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Lineups
A-Feature
Lineup A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 26-Joey Saldana; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 3. 24-Terry McCarl; 4. 21-Brian Brown; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding; 7. 41-Carson Macedo; 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy; 9. 5J-Jamie Ball; 10. 33M-Mason Daniel; 11. 3S-Sammy Swindell; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson; 13. 3-Nate VanHaaften; 14. 53-Joe Beaver; 15. 28-Scott Bogucki; 16. 7-Carson McCarl; 17. 12N-Cole Duncan; 18. 83-Cory Eliason; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi; 20. 44S-Trey Starks

B-Feature
Lineup B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 17WX-Shane Golobic; 2. 9-Ryan Giles; 3. 14T-Brooke Tatnell; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 6. 7C-John Carney II; 7. 14-Tony Stewart; 8. 53D-Jack Dover; 9. 23-Seth Bergman; 10. 2-Bill Balog; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips; 12. 09-Matt Juhl; 13. 20-A.J. Moeller; 14. 99-Skylar Gee; 15. 4J-Lee Grosz; 16. 5H-Sammy Walsh; 17. 55-Mckenna Hasse; 18. 94-Jeff Swindell; 19. 18-Ryan Roberts; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr

C-Feature
Lineup C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 28C-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 44-Chris Martin; 3. 88-Scottie McDonald; 4. 95-Matt Covington; 5. 13V-Seth Brahmer; 6. 2M-Matt Moro; 7. 8L-Tom Lenz; 8. 23D-Devon Dobie; 9. 4-Jon Agan; 10. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 11. 35-Skylar Prochaska; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah; 13. 70-Calvin Landis; 14. 76-Brad Comegys; 15. 25-Dylan Peterson; 16. 1B-Jac Haudenschild; 17. 02-Don Droud Jr; 18. 40-Clint Garner; 19. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 20. 7M-Chance Morton

D-Feature
Lineup D Feature (10 Laps): 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips; 2. 35L-Cody Ledger; 3. 56N-Davey Heskin; 4. 75-Tyler Blank; 5. 17H-Jared Horstman; 6. 15-Christian Bowman; 7. 11-Roger Crockett; 8. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier; 9. 63-Geoff Ensign; 10. 24N-Nathan Mills; 11. 98-Chris Masters; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty; 13. 13JM-Jordan Martens; 14. 57-Billy Butler; 15. 22M-Shawn Murray; 16. 29-Willie Croft; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier; 18. 17-Mitchell Faccinto; 19. 1-Travis Rilat; 20. 2K-Kevin Ingle

E-Feature
Lineup E Feature (8 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 13M-Josh Higday; 3. 52-Blake Hahn; 4. 57B-Bobby Butler; 5. 77X-Alex Hill; 6. 07-Michael Bookout; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett; 9. 26S-Dalton Steed; 10. 1A-John Anderson; 11. 49-Scott Kreutter

Series Points will be updated after Saturday's A-Feature

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway; 6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway; 8/29 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Seth Bergman - 4 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway; 6/14 - Creek County Speedway; 6/16 - Salina Speedway); Matt Covington - 3 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway; 7/6 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/16 - Brown County Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway; 6/13 - Lawton Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Jason Solwold - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Skylar Gee - 1 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway); Chris Martin - 1 (7/11 - Gillette Thunder Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 1 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway); Carson Macedo - 1 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway);

Winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Buck Monson Photo)



Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Masters Mason City Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - MASON CITY, Iowa (July 29, 2018) Drawing the No. 72 pill to start the night didn't stop Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at Mason City Motor Speedway as the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h captured his fifth win of the 2018 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.

"I felt like we were pretty good," stated Sam. "I just felt like if we hit our marks and run a straight line around here, we could get in done and we did."

All in preparation for the Knoxville Nationals, the team has been doing several different things to the car with positive results.

"This was all test stuff that we've been trying for the past three to four weeks to get ready for Knoxville. We ran a different wing, different engine, just a lot of different things going on right now, so it feels really good to get the win and hopefully we can bring this momentum into Knoxville. I've never won at Knoxville and I feel like I'm due."

Drawing the pole for the 25 lap affair, the start would have to repeat as contact through the first two turns sent the Sawblade.com No. 28 spinning heavy damage to the front axle.

Underway with Hafertepe out running Chris Martin into the first turn, Hafertepe was set on cruise as the No. 44 held second over Skylar Gee. With multiple lines to choose from, the leaders raced top to bottom past the race's half-way point with Hafertepe gapping the field by a half straightaway.

Moving through some light slower traffic, the change in pace allowed Chris Martin to begin reeling in the No. 15h. Inching closer to Sam, the dynamic of the Global Ag No. 44 began to change. Losing the time he'd made up, Chris was suddenly under fire from Skylar Gee. Racing back and forth for the runner-up spot for a couple laps, the Strongs Crane Service No. 99 took over the position on Lap 16.

Racing to hold onto the third spot, Chris saw his night end abruptly as the car lurched violently into the wall through the fourth turn. Caused by a cut tire, Chris was okay.

Restarting with one lapped car between himself and second running Skylar Gee, the final eight laps again saw Sam race away from the field with Hafertepe winning by 2.999 seconds. Challenged by Wayne Johnson in the final laps, Skylar Gee held on for silver with Johnson in the show position after starting seventh. Blake Hahn crossed fourth with Matt Covington rounding out the top-five.

Getting out on top of a four-car race on the Lap 17 restart, Seth Bergman held onto sixth with Tasker Phillips in seventh. Moving up eight spots, Johnny Herrera was eighth with Harli White and Travis Rilat to make up the top-ten.

Up next for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com is the 28th running of the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway. Kicking off Thursday, August 2 the event runs through Saturday, August 4. Tickets are on sale at https://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Mason County Motor Speedway - Mason City, Iowa
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Car Count: 18

Heat Races (All Drivers advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 44-Chris Martin, [2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [9]; 6. 7-John Carney II, [3]; 7. 1-Travis Rilat, [5]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 9. (DNF) 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [9]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 6. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [5]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, [7]; 8. 32-Elliot Amdahl, [8]; 9. (DNF) 98-Chris Masters, [6]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [7]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [11]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [16]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [10]; 10. 1-Travis Rilat, [14]; 11. 5J-Jamie Ball, [13]; 12. 98-Chris Masters, [18]; 13. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 14. (DNF) 44-Chris Martin, [2]; 15. (DNF) 7-John Carney II, [12]; 16. (DNF) 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [17]; 17. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [8]; 18. (DNF) 32-Elliot Amdahl, [15]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +8
FSR High Point Driver: Skylar Gee
Provisional(s): N/A

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,101; 2. Seth Bergman 3,005; 3. Blake Hahn 2,985; 4. Wayne Johnson 2,854; 5. Matt Covington 2,808; 6. Johnny Herrera 2,746; 7. Skylar Gee 2,697; 8. Scott Bogucki 2,616; 9. Travis Rilat 2,433; 10. Chris Martin 2,380; 11. Jamie Ball 2,367; 12. Harli White 2,360; 13. Alex Hill 2,116; 14. Roger Crockett 1,816; 15. Sammy Swindell 1,410;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway; 6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway; 8/29 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Seth Bergman - 4 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway; 6/14 - Creek County Speedway; 6/16 - Salina Speedway); Matt Covington - 3 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway; 7/6 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/16 - Brown County Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway; 6/13 - Lawton Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Jason Solwold - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Skylar Gee - 1 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway); Chris Martin - 1 (7/11 - Gillette Thunder Speedway);

Winner Sammy Swindell (Larry Chase Photo)



Sammy Swindell Wires ASCS Mid-South At Riverside International Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 21, 2018) Returning to the famed Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night, local racing legend Sammy Swindell led start to finish for the night's $2,000 prize with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Wheeling the A.G. Rains owned No. 3 to Victory Lane, Swindell's win is his third overall with the ASCS Mid-South Region and fifth triumph on the season.

With as much as a straightaway on the field at times, a caution working the white flag lap still wasn't enough to give anyone a shot at the wily veteran.

Moving to second on Lap 11, Howard Moore would hold onto the silver position despite the repeated attempts by Derek Hagar who would have the settle for the bronze. Dale Howard in fourth was trailed by Ernie Ainsworth to round out the top-five. Ainsworth was also the night's Stealth Recovery Hard Charger.

Tim Crawley grabbed sixth with Justin Webb in seventh. Brandon Hinkle, Kevin Hinkle, and Rick Kahler made the top-ten.

A couple notes from the night, all driver draw fees were paid by Justin Webb and Southern Coatings. Giving back to the community, Ronnie Pitts Motorsports and Tim Crawley originally planned to raffle off two Backpacks with School Supplies at Saturday's race. With support from across the country, a total of 65 Backpacks were given away at Riverside.

The next event for the ASCS Mid-South Region is Saturday, July 28 with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the over 150 across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Mid-South
Riverside International Speedway - West Memphis, Ark.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore, [1]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell, [7]; 3. 47-Dale Howard, [4]; 4. 21B-Brandon Hinkle, [6]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, [8]; 6. 21K-Kevin Hinkle, [3]; 7. 44-Ronny Howard, [5]; 8. 21-Spencer Meredith, [2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 2. 1X-Tim Crawley, [7]; 3. 31-Justin Webb, [1]; 4. 72K-Rick Kahler, [4]; 5. 2H-Wally Henson, [3]; 6. 8C-LeRoy Carley, [8]; 7. 26-Marshall Skinner, [6]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 2. 40-Howard Moore, [3]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [6]; 4. 47-Dale Howard, [2]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, [9]; 6. 1X-Tim Crawley, [5]; 7. 31-Justin Webb, [7]; 8. 21B-Brandon Hinkle, [8]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle, [11]; 10. 72K-Rick Kahler, [4]; 11. 44-Ronny Howard, [13]; 12. 8C-LeRoy Carley, [16]; 13. 26-Marshall Skinner, [12]; 14. 2H-Wally Henson, [10]; 15. 21-Spencer Meredith, [14]; (DNS) 39-Brad Bowden,

Chris Martin picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Win at Gillette Thunder Speedway. (Matt Ward Photo)



Chris Martin Breaks Through With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series In Wyoming

Bryan Hulbert - GILLETTE, Wy. (July 11, 2018) Taking care of his first top-five, podium, and victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com in one shot, Iowa's Chris Martin led start to finish at Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday night.

Joining Skylar Gee as the second first time winner in as many events this week with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, Chris is the 144th winner with the series and 13th different driver to top the National Tour this season.

Holding off early charges from Skylar Gee, followed by several mid and late race advanced from Sam Hafertepe, Jr., the Global Ag No. 44 was able to keep all challengers at bay.

"I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I've been watching these guys for a long time, even before I started racing Sprint Cars and I knew that Sam and Seth were coming. I knew Johnson was going to be there, and my buddy Blake; he's been on a roll, so I knew he'd be coming. Then Skylar Gee's been rolling pretty good lately, so this win is really special. It just feels awesome to be standing here," stated Chris who celebrated with donuts that would make Jesse Hockett smile.

Changing his line throughout the 25-lap A-Feature on a near perfect racing surface, Chris was able to work through slower traffic with ease.

Lapping into the top-ten before the race's first caution while working Lap 18, Chris would restart with a pair of slower cars between himself and the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h.

With five laps to run, however, that buffer would not be there as the caution flew again. With a run to the inside of the No. 44, Sam would come up shy with a small bobble off the turn-four berm.

Giving Chris breathing room, he was still far from being out of danger as Hafertepe regrouped with a full head of steam. Down into the final laps, Sam would close in but would not be able to steal away the win as Chris crossed with a 0.614-second advantage.

Hafertepe in second was pursued to the line by Seth Bergman, who made up three positions on Lap 18 to get to the third spot. Coming from 12th, Blake Hahn made it to fourth following a multi-lap battle with Wayne Johnson who crossed fifth.

In the battle with Blake and Wayne, the sixth spot ended up going to Travis Rilat with Johnny Herrera in seventh. Skylar Gee ended up eighth with Scott Bogucki and Matt Covington making up the top-ten.

A new destination for the series, the next outing for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com will be on Monday, July 16 at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. for the Brandt Professional Agriculture Shootout.

Admission for the Monday affair is $20 for adults with kids 10 and under admitted free into the grandstands. Racing begins at 7:00 P.M. (CDT) in includes IMCA Modifieds and Super Stocks. More information on the track, including direction, can be found at http://www.browncountyspeedway1.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Gillette Thunder Speedway - Gillette, Wy.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Car Count: 22

Heat Races (All Drivers advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [6]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball, [7]; 6. 3-Mike Pennel, [8]; 7. 4-Adam Speckman, [4]; 8. (DNF) 56-Shad Petersen, [3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 2. 1-Travis Rilat, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 6. 88-Travis Reber, [7]; 7. (DNF) 2-James Setters, [5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 3. 0-Ned Powers, [2]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 5. 10-Anthony Farnsworth, [7]; 6. 9A-Clint Anderson, [4]; 7. (DNF) 8X-Randy Dolberg, [1]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [12]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 6. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, [2]; 9. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [13]; 11. 17W-Harli White, [14]; 12. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 13. 2-James Setters, [19]; 14. 3-Mike Pennel, [15]; 15. 9A-Clint Anderson, [18]; 16. 4-Adam Speckman, [20]; 17. 56-Shad Petersen, [22]; 18. 10-Anthony Farnsworth, [16]; 19. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber, [17]; 20. (DNF) 8X-Randy Dolberg, [21]; 21. (DNF) 0-Ned Powers, [10]; 22. (DNF) 5J-Jamie Ball, [11]
Lap Leader(s): Chris Martin 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Blake Hahn +8
FSR High Point Driver: Wayne Johnson
Provisional(s): N/A

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,816; 2. Seth Bergman 2,785; 3. Blake Hahn 2,733; 4. Wayne Johnson 2,606; 5. Matt Covington 2,533; 6. Johnny Herrera 2,505; 7. Skylar Gee 2,413; 8. Scott Bogucki 2,401; 9. Travis Rilat 2,193; 10. Chris Martin 2,162; 11. Jamie Ball 2,151; 12. Harli White 2,137; 13. Alex Hill 1,910; 14. Roger Crockett 1,816; 15. Sammy Swindell 1,410;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Seth Bergman - 4 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway; 6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway; 6/14 - Creek County Speedway; 6/16 - Salina Speedway); Matt Covington - 2 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway; 7/6 - Gallatin Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway; 6/13 - Lawton Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Jason Solwold - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Skylar Gee - 1 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway); Chris Martin - 1 (7/11 - Gillette Thunder Speedway);

ASCS Online:
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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)
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Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com
Live Scoring (Where Applicable): Race Monitor and MRP Live
ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:
Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA): http://www.jamieball.com/default.aspx?i=false
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, S. Aust.): https://www.facebook.com/ScottBogucki89
Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Roger Crockett (Medford, OR): http://www.rocketdesignsllc.com
Skylar Gee (Leduc, Alberta, Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX): http://www.sam15.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ontario, Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA): https://twitter.com/cmr_44?lang=en
Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Travis Rilat (Forney, TX): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Harli White (Lindsay, OK): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

ASCS Sponsors:
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. Sawblade.com is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto http://www.sawblade.com for more information and follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented Sawblade.com include Hoosier Racing Tire, CP-Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.
Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Sawblade.com, MAVTV Motorsports Network, LucasOilRacing.tv, and General Tire.
Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.
Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by K&N Filters, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, and Speedway Motors.

Winner Skylar Gee (ASCS Photo)


Skylar Gee Grabs A Bear Of A Win At Montana's Gallatin Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 7, 2018) Becoming the second Canadian driver to score a victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, Skylar Gee picked a Bear of a night to get it done as the Strongs Crane Service No. 99 led start to finish in the finale of the NAPA Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway.

The 143rd driver to earn a victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com since 1993, Gee is the 12th different winner and third first time winner on the 2018 season.

Asked what it meant to win his first National Tour event at the Gallatin Speedway and get the chance to stand with Adam the Grizzly Bear, Skylar replied, "This is awesome. I wanted to win this race so bad, I don't think I've ever driven a Racecar so hard in my life. This race is just so cool. I've wanted to do this since they first announced first started this race, so this is like a dream come true."

Joined by his Mother and Father on the front straightaway, the words were few, but Tim addressed the nearly sold-out crowd saying, "I'm struggling for words. I'm just super proud of him. It's awesome to do it here. He won his first ASCS feature here with the Frontier Region, and now he gets to win his first National Tour race here. I'm glad these fans got to see this."

Locked wheel to wheel with Friday night winner, Matt Covington, to open the 25-lap affair the two were inseparable with Gee gaining the advantage as the two cars completed the opening revolution. The race's lone caution on Lap 3 for Jordan Milne, who spun at the exit of the fourth turn, the restarts saw Covington and Wayne Johnson in pursuit. Able to fend off any challenge, Gee laid the right rear to the cushion before finding traffic four laps later.

Moving top to bottom through traffic, Gee continued to pull away from the race for second with sixth starting Blake Hahn moving to the runner-up spot just prior Lap 10. With a distinct bottom and top groove to choose from, Hahn began making up ground on Gee who was mired in lapped traffic. Pulling to within 10 car lengths with 10 laps to run, Gee finally broke into clear race track to again pull away.

Down to the final four laps, Skylar again found himself surrounded by lapped traffic. Threading the needle with inches to spare at times, Gee was able to keep his nose clean with an advantage of 3.041 seconds at the finish. Blake Hahn crossed second with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. rolling from 10th to complete the night's podium. Matt Covington would end up fourth with Wayne Johnson making the top-five.

Travis Rilat peddled his way to sixth from 13th with Kelly Miller, who transferred to the feature via the night's second BMRS B-Feature, picking up the night's CP-Carrillo Hard Charger Award with an impressive drive from 18th to seventh. Harli White ended up eighth with Seth Bergman ninth and Chris Martin tenth.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com moves east for their next round of action at Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday, July 11 in Gillette, Wyoming. Admission for Wednesday night is $20 with kids 10 and under free into the Grandstands. Advance ticket sales can be found at http://www.racinboys.com. Information, directions, and more can be found online at http://www.gillettespeedway.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Frontier Region
Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, Mont.
3rd annual Grizzly Nationals - Night 2
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Car Count: 37
Event Count: 38

Heat Races (Top 12 advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 27DD-David Hoiness, [2]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [4]; 4. 74U-Chauncey Filler, [3]; 5. 38B-Bryan Brown, [7]; 6. 56-Shad Petersen, [5]; 7. 8X-Randy Dolberg, [6]; 8. 4P-John (J.R. Nelson Nelson, [9]; 9. 2X-Mike Manwill, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Jordan Milne, [2]; 2. 35M-Cody Masse, [1]; 3. 9K-Kory Wermling, [3]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 5. 88-Travis Reber, [4]; 6. 33-Robert DeHaan, [5]; 7. 10B-Brody Anderson, [8]; 8. 31-Shane Moore, [6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin, [4]; 3. 4-Bill Carey, [1]; 4. 37-Trever Kirkland, [7]; 5. 2JR-Kelly Miller, [8]; 6. 2-James Setters, [5]; 7. 4N-John Nelson, [6]; 8. 77-Damon McCune, [3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 4. 1-Travis Rilat, [7]; 5. 14-Ben Holmberg, [2]; 6. 65-T.J. Thorne, [6]; 7. 24-Leroy Brush, [5]; (DNS) 23N-J.J. Hickle,

BMRS B-Features (Top 3 in each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 9K-Kory Wermling, [2]; 3. 38B-Bryan Brown, [3]; 4. 88-Travis Reber, [4]; 5. 33-Robert DeHaan, [6]; 6. 77-Damon McCune, [9]; 7. 10B-Brody Anderson, [7]; 8. 65-T.J. Thorne, [5]; 9. 4N-John Nelson, [8]; (DNS) 23N-J.J. Hickle, ; (DNS) 24-Leroy Brush,

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 2JR-Kelly Miller, [1]; 2. 74U-Chauncey Filler, [3]; 3. 14-Ben Holmberg, [4]; 4. 2-James Setters, [6]; 5. 56-Shad Petersen, [5]; 6. 4-Bill Carey, [2]; 7. 8X-Randy Dolberg, [7]; 8. 31-Shane Moore, [9]; 9. (DNF) 4P-John (J.R. Nelson Nelson, [8]; 10. (DNF) 2X-Mike Manwill, [10]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [4]; 6. 1-Travis Rilat, [13]; 7. 2JR-Kelly Miller, [18]; 8. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman, [8]; 10. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 11. 5J-Jamie Ball, [16]; 12. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [9]; 13. 27DD-David Hoiness, [14]; 14. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 15. 37-Trever Kirkland, [12]; 16. 28-Scott Bogucki, [17]; 17. 74U-Chauncey Filler, [20]; 18. 35M-Cody Masse, [15]; 19. 3-Jordan Milne, [5]; 20. 9K-Kory Wermling, [19]; 21. 38B-Bryan Brown, [21]; 22. 33-Robert DeHaan, [23]; 23. 14-Ben Holmberg, [22]
Lap Leader(s): Skylar Gee 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Kelly Miller +11
FSR High Point Driver: Jordan Milne
Provisional(s): Robert DeHaan (Regional)

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,674; 2. Seth Bergman 2,650; 3. Blake Hahn 2,603; 4. Wayne Johnson 2,481; 5. Matt Covington 2,423; 6. Johnny Herrera 2,386; 7. Skylar Gee 2,297; 8. Scott Bogucki 2,288; 9. Travis Rilat 2,071; 10. Jamie Ball 2,063; 11. Harli White 2,029; 12. Chris Martin 2,012; 13. Roger Crockett 1,816, 14. Alex Hill 1,804; 15. Sammy Swindell 1,410;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Seth Bergman - 4 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway; 6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway; 6/14 - Creek County Speedway; 6/16 - Salina Speedway); Matt Covington - 2 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway; 7/6 - Gallatin Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway; 6/13 - Lawton Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Jason Solwold - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Skylar Gee - 1 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway);

ASCS Online:
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Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com
Live Scoring (Where Applicable): Race Monitor and MRP Live
ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:
Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA): http://www.jamieball.com/default.aspx?i=false
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, S. Aust.): https://www.facebook.com/ScottBogucki89
Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Roger Crockett (Medford, OR): http://www.rocketdesignsllc.com
Skylar Gee (Leduc, Alberta, Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX): http://www.sam15.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ontario, Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA): https://twitter.com/cmr_44?lang=en
Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Travis Rilat (Forney, TX): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Harli White (Lindsay, OK): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

ASCS Sponsors:
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. Sawblade.com is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto http://www.sawblade.com for more information and follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented Sawblade.com include Hoosier Racing Tire, CP-Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.
Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Sawblade.com, MAVTV Motorsports Network, LucasOilRacing.tv, and General Tire.
Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.
Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by K&N Filters, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, and Speedway Motors.

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